Tactix vs. Specialist

First Tactical’s bestselling collection of Pants is headlined by our Specialist and Tactix Series Pants. The First Tactical Blog team sat down with lead designer Cory Nykoluk to break down the features of each in the hope that any insight could help our customers easily make a decision between the two.

The Specialist Series:

The Specialist Series Pants are designed to provide operators a reliable and durable pair of pants suited for any job.

The Specialist Pants feature our double ripstop polyester/cotton blend fabric, and Teflon® Shield+ stain repellent finish, for an unmatched sturdiness and functionality. Running gusset construction gives you full motion ability, while triple needle stitching at critical seams keeps you going strong.

“The idea in the design with these pants was to create something that was straightforward and classic but wouldn’t break the bank,” said Nykoluk, “We really wanted a traditional pair of tactical pants, that have our design innovations, at a price others can’t compete with.”

The durability of these pants is the biggest feature, our specialized polyester/cotton blend is reliable, and the Teflon® Shield treatment provides lasting resistance to moisture, stains, and dirt.

The Tactix Series:

The Tactix Series Pants represent the backbone of what First Tactical does, take an industry standard like tactical pants and listen to end-users as they suggest what could be better. From there we develop a high-quality product and provide it at an amazing cost.

The Tactix Series Pants are made made to move: Featuring our Flex Action Waist and a running gusset through the crotch and inside the leg you won’t find a more reliable or durable pair of pants. Flexible and tough durable nylon lining protects multiple utilitarian pockets from wear, while the Teflon® coated fabric resists moisture, stains, and dirt.

“I really like these pants,” said Nykoluk, “They are so refined and can be worn for pretty much any activity. They are comfortable and durable enough for the range, polished and professional for work, and still sophisticated enough to wear off duty.”

Along with the Flex Action Waist the Tactix Pants feature our reinforced belt loops, enhanced pocket design, and many more innovative updates.


First Tactical has created two top-selling Series of pants that are NTOA Member Tested and Recommended and well received in the tactical marketplace. The Specialist Pant represents our take on the classic tactical pant at an unbelievable price. The Tactix Pant takes inspiration from the industry standard and design input from real-world operators for a innovative design built to last.

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